Ricky advises on a wide range of workplace issues commonly faced by employers, including drafting of employment and contractor agreements, advising and assisting with unfair dismissal and general protection applications, performance management, redundancy and termination of employees as well as many other general workplace issues and migration advice.

Ricky’s migration advice deals with the complex and constantly changing nature of migration law and provides easy to understand assistance which  includes advising and assisting employers with their numerous migration compliance obligations, assisting with sponsorships and/or nominations as well as being strategic regarding the most suitable visa for a particular circumstance.

His client base includes foreign owned subsidiaries, Australian entities in the ICT and manufacturing sectors, and with a particular focus on Australian universities. Ricky has also acted on behalf of senior executives and business owners looking to migrate under one of the many business investor visas.

"No matter what the issue, my approach is always to understand your business then work with you to find a practical and commercial outcome."

Significant matters

National manufacturing client – negotiated a favourable outcome for a manufacturing client when faced with a very complex and potentially costly general protections claim.

Large commercial client – successful in having the Department of Immigration and Border protection overturn their own migration-related decision by identifying a significant jurisdictional error. This was done without having to resort to the lengthy and expensive tribunal or court appeal process.

Large Australian subsidiary ICT business – preferred supplier of migration services for their new recruits and international transfers.

Major Australian Universities – preferred supplier of migration services to a number of universities and assisting them with on boarding and other tailored migration advice in relation to senior academic positions, non-academic roles as well as executive appointments.

Bachelor of Laws, University of Tasmania

Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Tasmania

Bachelor of Nursing

Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency)

Migration Agent Registration Number – 1067361

  • Migration, including compliance advice, applications to the Department of Home Affairs and appeal work.
  • Modern Award compliance
  • General Employment

related contacts

Luke Gattuso VIC
Tony Gooch NSW
George Haros VIC
John-Anthony Hodgens QLD
Will Marshall VIC
Adriana Reina NSW
James Sturgess VIC